Most Excellent Grand High Priest

A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.

G.H.P. Leslie Lee Coone
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

GHP Year: 1981 - 1982
Home Chapter: Arlington No. 376
Birth Date: April 15, 1924
Death Date: January 18, 2011


Leslie L. Coone, 86, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Arlington. Service: 1 p.m. Thursday in Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Mr. Coone was born April 15, 1924, to Clyde S. Coone and Mary B. Coone in Riesel. He was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge #438 Arlington, past grand high priest and grand master of Grand Council. He was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite and a recipient of the Golden Trowel. Survivors: Wife, Nina Coone; daughter, Linda Miller and husband, David; son, Jim Coone and wife Gaye; grandchildren, Stacy Harrison, Kimberly Powell and husband, Mike, Troy Whitney, Chad Whitney and wife, Sheila; stepgrandchildren, Amber Armour and husband, Don, and Jeramey Miller and wife, Elise; and nine great-grandchildren.

Source: Published in Star-Telegram on January 19, 2011